The 2012 Festival included
a number of activities,
ranging from live music and
Persimmon pulp and puddings
on sale, as well as other
persimmon uses such as fudge,
2012 Festival Activities
muffins, cookies and bread. Persimmon history. Persimmon
Festival T-shirts or hat.
Beyond the persimmon itself, food vendors offered a range of
country foods such as pinto beans, cornbread, barbecue, fried
apple pies, soups, cider and iced tea, plus Stonefield Cellars wines.
Arts & crafts vendors offered a range of items on-site, along with
demonstrations from a blacksmith, a woodworker with a
food-powered pole lathe, a flintnapper and a chainsaw artist.
Displays included antique tractors and farm machinery, antique
automobiles and trucks, in the vicinity of the recently-restored
vintage blacksmith shop. Attendees could take a short stroll to one
of the largest poplar trees in Guilford County.
In addition to live music (including the Persimmon Pickers and
others) on the newly-built stage at the renovated Barn, visitors
saw Revolutionary War-era living and cooking; and heard chats on
Revolutionary and Civil War encounters in the area. There was also
a children's area with vintage games.